Character Design 301

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About Course

A character designer(or character artist) creates the entire concept, style, and artwork of a character from scratch. This often includes a deep look into the character’s personality to develop a visual idea of the character’s physical features.

This is the advanced level of our series of classes on character design for animation. In this course, we will have you do advanced character studies and develop a variety of characters from different genres and places to sharpen your skills and push your imagination.

After completing each assignment your teacher will review and correct your characters giving you instruction on how to make your character more appealing to an international audience.

Some of the topics covered in this course are

  • Designing the back story for your character
  • Designing characters in multiple styles for different types of clients
  • Understanding the world your character comes from and how that affects the character
  • Drawing to appeal to your client
  • Providing the right work for different types of clients ie. TV vs. Feature film or Gaming
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What Will You Learn?

  • Design appealing characters for an international audience
  • Learn to design in various styles
  • Improve your characters through individual critique
  • Receive credit towards your diploma or certificate

Course Content

Designing military characters
In this session, you will learn to design character fore a series with a military theme.

  • Designing military characters
  • Military Character

Designing for Sci Fi
In this session, we will discuss the importance of understanding the world your characters live in and combined that with the style of animation for the project, and how that affects your designs.

Create simple character for 3d animation model
In this lesson, we will draw the designs for a 3d model.

Monster character design
Let's design a monster and discuss details in your design.

Character Design for TV
What are the differences in designing for T.V. versus features, or commercials? In this session, you will design a character for a television series.

Character Design for feature film
What makes aspects make a character designed for film different than any other design. In this session, we learn to design a character for a feature film.

Design a Mardi Gras costume
Learn to design a costume under the theme of Mardi Gras!

Time era
In this session, we will learn about designing characters for different time eras.

Children’s books
Learn to design Character for children's book illustration's

Video Game design
Learn to design characters for a video game.

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